Fit and Fed – Tackling Holiday Hunger – A Project Funded by the Community Capacity Grant
60% of families living on an annual income of £25,000 say they can’t always afford food during the school holidays, and families on less than £15,000 report that it is a constant struggle. With the six weeks summer holidays now underway the average family weekly shop is due to increase by £40. Holiday hunger is a stark reality that will face 3 million children and young people this summer in the UK.
Through a collaborative approach with Street Games, the Youth Service and local third sector organisations, Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association have taken on the task to help alleviate the impact that holiday hunger has upon the children and young people of Merthyr Tydfil. Through money awarded the Community Capacity Grant, MTHA are working in partnership with five organisations across the borough to pilot a project that looks to get children and young people more active, more engaged with friends and peers and provide them with a meal and snacks that will help fuel them for the day.
Sites will be run at Treharris Boys and Girls Club, the Willows Centre Troedyrhiw, sites though the Gellideg Foundation Group, Pant and Dowlais Boys and Girls Club and at the new 3Gs Youth Project on Chestnut Way. Each site will offer their own unique version of a project that will look to get as many children and young people engaged in stimulating activities for the mind, body and soul.
If you are interested in any of these projects, please contact the sites closest to you:
Treharris Boys and Girls Club 01443 410582
Gellideg Foundation 01685 383929
Pant and Dowlais Boys and Girls Club 01685 375318
The Willows Troedyrhiw 01443 692 198
3Gs Youth – 07921 991075